based: Cornwall, UK
Evoke Adventure specialises in guided wild and adventurous sea kayak expeditions in Norway, Greenland and the UK. Offering expeditions to Lofoten in Arctic Norway; Sognefjord in southern Norway and in Greenland, including all-female expeditions. They also offer sea kayaking skills courses in Cornwall.
| sea canoeing/sea kayaking | women | Greenland | Norway | UK |
Ocean Elements Featured Site
based: London, UK
Beach Club ocean kayaking in Greece, using easy-to-paddle, free-to-use boats and offering sociable guided paddle cruises, with support boat and instructor. Kayak in warm, gentle waters and discover secluded beaches, hidden coves, caves, bays and inlets.
| watersport multi-activity | sea kayaking/canoeing | Greece |
Do the North
Self-guided sea kayaking and camping trips in the Archipelago of Östergötlandon on the Swedish coast. Paddle in this rather special location on the East coast – kayaking in the ocean between 6,000 islands! Support and all gear provided. Four to eight day trips during June to September.
| sea kayaking/canoeing | Sweden |
based: Canada, London & Worldwide
Multi-sport adventure tours, including many with sea kayaking sections such as: Japan Hike, Bike & Kayak, Sea Kayaking in the Polar Regions, Vietnam Hike, Bike & Kayak as well as a dedicated Costa Rica Kayaking Adventure.
| sea kayaking/canoeing | Worldwide |
based: Sardinia, Italy
Active holidays specialist in Sardinia (Italy) offering cycling and mtb tours, hiking and multi-activity trips for every type of traveller – self-guided and guided. Cycle touring for beginners or families with children, to tours for expert mountain bikers looking for adventure. Also bike rental to scout Sardinia on your own.
| cycle touring | mountain biking | multi-activity | sea kayaking/canoeing | walk/trek/hike | unguided walking | family | Sardinia | Italy |
based: Skopelos, Greek Islands
Greek sea kayaking holidays and tours exploring Skopelos and the islands of the Northern Sporades. Offering a range of trips to suit all ages, experience and ability; both day and multi-day trips.
| sea kayaking/canoeing | Greece | Greek Islands |
Scandinavian Kayaking Adventures
based: Gothenburg, Sweden
Scandinavian Kayaking Adventures are based in Gothenburg, the gateway to the Bohuslän Coast and are dedicated to providing fun, all-inclusive, multi-day sea kayaking experiences suitable for everybody; groups, stag/hen parties and solo travelers. They handle all the practicalities of a trip, including local transport, kayak hire, camping and cooking equipment.
| canoe/kayak | sea kayaking/canoeing | groups | singles | stag/hen | team building | Sweden |
Sea Kayak Milos
based: Milos, Greek Islands
A sea kayaking centre on the island of Milos, Greece – an amazing place to paddle. A family-run business, offering multi-day sea kayak expeditions for experienced paddlers. Also a day-trip program with experienced coaches, for all experience levels. B&B accommodation available on-site.
| sea kayaking/canoeing | Greece | Greek Islands |
Wilderness Scotland Featured Site
based: Scotland, UK
Offering a range of guided Scottish sea kayaking holidays across central and northern Scotland; from sea kayaking introductory courses, to 4-day and 5-day trips to destinations such as: Loch Torridon, the Sound of Arisaig, Loch Moidart, the Isle of Mull, the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail, outer Hebrides island hopping, the Summer Isles... Tours include the services of an experienced, sea kayak guide/instructor.
| sea kayaking/canoeing | canoe/kayak | Scotland |
SCOTLAND: Sea Kayaking Introduction
A 4-day short break holiday intro to sea kayaking. A course aimed at beginners to teach the basic kayaking skills needed to get started and ready for longer sea kayaking trips.
The course is based at Upper Loch Torridon in the northwest Highlands area of Scotland. Accommodation is in a comfortable private bunkhouse with hot showers, wood burner, fully equipped kitchen, lounge and drying room. All specialist equipment is provided, including sea kayaks, paddles and buoyancy aids.
GREECE: Beach Club fun, easy paddling options
Beach Club multi-activity holidays in Greece, with easy paddling, free-to-use kayaking options. Guests can join sociable paddle cruises, which are organised excursions with a support boat and instructor; cruises take a mid-way stop at a secluded spot for swimming and snorkelling, coffee, ice-cream and/or lunch. The instructor may provide paddling tips or guests can take part in a kayaking clinic.
The kayaks used are stable, flat-bottomed, wide-bodied boats which are fun and easy to paddle, even for beginners. They generally take two and are perfect for exploring and discovering secluded coves, inlets, bays and beaches.
SWEDEN: Sea kayakers Must Do trip!
This holiday trip has to be on any serious sea kayakers Must Do list! Self-guided sea kayaking in the Ostergotland archipelago, one of the most fantastic oceanscapes – from Saint Anna, on the east coast of Sweden, you'll go sea kayaking in a unique coastal landscape among six thousand islands!
This is a sea kayak and camping trip with support and all gear provided. The tour is self-guided, but all practical aspects of the adventure are taken care of. Trips are of varying length from 4 to 7 nights and can start on any date in the season (June – September).
COSTA RICA: Kayaking adventure
A kayaking safari adventure to two of Costa Rica's hot spots, beginners and experienced kayakers welcome. Firstly a guided paddle along the canals of Tortuguero in search of toucans, monkeys, sloths and other wildlife in the dense forest canopy; and then time kayaking and wildlife spotting at Lake Arenal – Central America's second largest lake and also a centre for adventure activities such as paddle boarding.
This section lists ocean and sea canoeing and sea kayaking holidays, expeditions and tours, Worldwide.
Kayaking or canoeing, what's the difference?
The terms kayaking and canoeing are often misused or confused, particularly by novices, so what are the differences? In very general terms they are mainly to do with the way the boats are paddled – a kayak is paddled from a seated position with twin bladed paddles, while a canoe is (properly) paddled from a kneeling position using a single bladed paddle. Both kayaks and canoes can be either open or closed cockpit, although there is a tendency for kayaks to most often be closed and for canoes to be open. Some beginners kayaks are sit-on-top and have no cockpit, thus avoiding any problems with paddlers unused to spray decks (skirts) or rolling.